Table of Contents
   Introduction: What is So Special about Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders?p. 9
      What are autism spectrum disorders?p. 11
      Experiences of children with autism spectrum disordersp. 13
      What parents and caregivers need to knowp. 13
      How to use this bookp. 15
   Home Lifep. 17
      Babysittersp. 19
      Beesp. 23
      Breastfeedingp. 25
      Dates for parentsp. 27
      Disciplinep. 29
      Dogsp. 31
      Financesp. 33
      Foodp. 36
      Friendshipsp. 38
      Holidaysp. 40
      Marriage issuesp. 42
      Mealtimesp. 44
      Morning and nighttime routinesp. 46
      Noisep. 48
      Organizationp. 50
      Preferencesp. 52
      Preparing simple mealsp. 55
      Respite carep. 57
      Restaurantsp. 60
      Siblings and other relativesp. 62
      Support groupsp. 64
      Talking about disabilitiesp. 66
      Tantrumsp. 68
      Telephone skillsp. 71
      Television and video gamesp. 73
      Textures and temperaturesp. 75
      Weatherp. 77
   Hygienep. 79
      Bath timep. 80
      Brushing teethp. 82
      Clothesp. 83
      Groomingp. 84
      Haircutsp. 86
      Nail clippingp. 90
      Toilet trainingp. 91
   Communityp. 95
      Airplanesp. 97
      Birthday partiesp. 99
      Car travelp. 101
      Car travel 2 - Child safety seatsp. 103
      Hotels and vacationsp. 105
      Play datesp. 106
      Reading faces and emotionsp. 108
      Shoppingp. 110
      Shoe storesp. 112
      Sleepoversp. 114
      Swimming poolsp. 116
      Visiting other familiesp. 118
   Medicalp. 121
      Dentist and doctor visitsp. 122
      Emergenciesp. 124
      Emergency phone callsp. 126
      Immunizationsp. 128
      Medicationsp. 130
   Schools and Organizationsp. 133
      Breaksp. 134
      Bullying and teasingp. 136
      Bus ridesp. 138
      Clubsp. 140
      Evaluationsp. 142
      Hobbiesp. 143
      Homeworkp. 145
      Mental health agenciesp. 147
      Puberty and schoolp. 148
      Religious servicesp. 150
      Report cardsp. 152
      School lunchesp. 154
      School team meetingsp. 157
      School trips and excursionsp. 159
      Selecting chilcare providersp. 161
      Sports: Hallie's storyp. 163
      Sports: John's storyp. 165
      Teacher assistantsp. 167
      Therapistsp. 169
      Valentine's Dayp. 171
   Tools for Adapting the Environment for Successp. 173
      Behavior plansp. 173
      Choice boardsp. 174
      Direct instructionp. 175
      First-then statement cardsp. 177
      Macro and micro schedulesp. 177
      Role-playingp. 179
      Scriptingp. 180
      Symbol communication systemsp. 181
      Task analysisp. 182
      Wait boxesp. 183
   Conclusionp. 185
   Referencesp. 187